Advances and future directions in the study of children's neurobiological responses to trauma and violence exposure

  • Bevans K
  • Cerbone A
  • Overstreet S
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Abstract

One of the most exciting developments to emerge from the field in the past 20 years is the increasing attention to neurobiological responses to violence and trauma exposure. Although researchers have yet to identify a consensual pattern of neurobiological response to violence and trauma exposure, it does appear that some type of alteration in the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis is likely. This article briefly reviews the multiple moderating factors that help account for the divergent patterns in HPA function as well as methodological advances that will continue to improve the assessment of HPA function in youth exposed to violence and trauma.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Child
  • Child Abuse/psychology
  • Developmental Disabilities/ etiology/physiopatholo
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal System/physiopathology
  • Male
  • Pituitary-Adrenal System/physiopathology
  • Research Design/standards
  • Risk Factors
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic/ etiology/physiop
  • Stress, Psychological/ physiopathology
  • United States

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Authors

  • K Bevans

  • A B Cerbone

  • S Overstreet

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